A child receiving emergency care following a serious accident is comforted by an             Assistance League Bear…

Children of a family which has suddenly become homeless following a fire receive new school clothing through Assistance League’s Operation School Bell®

An eighteen-year-old transitioning from foster care to his own apartment receives new kitchenware and bed and bath linens from Assistance League…

 

These are examples of philanthropic programs provided by the member volunteers of Assistance League of the Foothill Communities since 1953, when it was originally chartered Assistance League of Upland, a chapter of National Assistance League.

Assistance League, founded in California, was the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization to recognize the potential of volunteers helping those less fortunate to a better more meaningful life.  The first chapter began in Los Angeles in 1919.  As the area grew, more chapters were formed. To support the growing number of chapters, National Assistance League was organized in 1936 and incorporated in 1949.  From this modest beginning, Assistance League has grown to 120 chapters with over 23,000 members throughout the United States.

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities is proud to continue this legacy of caring and commitment in action serving the communities of Ontario, Montclair, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, Etiwanda, and portions of Fontana.  Funds to support the chapter’s philanthropic programs are raised through our Thrift Shop; an annual Christmas Tree Brunch; direct mail appeals; gifts and grants.  All funds benefit individuals in need in local communities.

MISSION

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities, founded in 1953, is a nonprofit organization of dedicated volunteers transforming the lives of children and young adults through community programs in the West End of San Bernardino County.

VISION

Essential needs are met in our community and families flourish.

CORE VALUES

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities embraces the following core values:

      Care

      Accountability

      Respect

      Ethics

Serving the communities of
Alta Loma, Etiwanda, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario
Rancho Cucamonga and Upland

Mission, Vision and Values

Annual Report and Financials

Annual Report 2017-2018

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities 2017-2018 Annual Report

Summary of our programs and services

  • Operation School Bell® provided new clothing to 1858 students referred by educational personnel in 7 school districts in the west end of San Bernardino County.
  • AL Bears: distributed 800 teddy bears to 2 hospitals and 8 fire/police departments to comfort children in emergencies.
  • Fostering New Beginnings:  provided household items and grocery  cards to 100 young adults transitioning from foster care to establish new homes.
  • Assisteens Auxillary®:   funded the Chapter’s AL Bear program, provided grooming kits & cleaning supplies for Operation School Bell and Fostering New Beginnings recipients and entertained Senior Citizens.
  • Waste Not:  2071 bags of unsold clothing were donated for distribution to the  homeless.
FINANCIALS
Assistance League of the Foothill Communities Reviewed Financial Statements FYE 5/31/16: alfc-review-report-fy16

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities IRS Form 990: alfc-form-990-fy16

National Assistance League Volunteers in Action

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities 2018-2019 Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Kelly Bocanegra

VICE PRESIDENT  OF MEMBERSHIP

Carol Gedeon

VICE PRESIDENT OF PHILANTHROPIC PROGRAMS

Sue Friedrichsen

VICE PRESIDENT OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

Mary Brittain

VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Thel Ross

TREASURER

Esther Mott

SECRETARY

Linda Combe

CHAIRMAN OF GENERAL SERVICES

Ellen Ponder

CHAIRMAN OF STRATEGIC PLANNING

Nina Jelinek

CHAPTER LIAISON TO ASSISTEENS AUXILIARY®

Wanda Courey

PARLIAMENTARIAN

Louise Weiland

Assistance League of the Foothill Communities 2018-2019 Advisory Council

Sharon Nagel
Superintendent of Schools (Retired)

David A. Buxbaum
Attorney at Law, Buxbaum & Chakmak

Edward Van Doren, DMD

G. Michael Milhiser
Retired Businessman

Bill Ruh
Councilman, City of Montclair

Janice Rutherford
Supervisor, Second District, Board of Supervisors County of San Bernardino

Rhonda Cleland
Director of Collaborative Services Ontario/Montclair School District